|Kids made arrows for history using purchased arrowheads and crafting feathers.|
Not as historically accurate as a real arrow I know but I didn't want the kids to hurt themselves chipping arrowheads from rocks.
|For a fun quick craft the kids collaborated and made a teepee using craft sticks, brown paper and tape.|
Can kids ever get through a craft without tape?
|They decorated the outside of the teepee with drawings.|
|Craft idea for a viking ship found on a website www.looledo.com|
I made my own templates for the heads and tails so they were more original.
|The kids had great fun decorating the shields and playing 'Berserkers' afterward.|
|Viking family paperdolls added to our unit on Vikings.|
|While studying our birds we made trace maps of their ranges in North America on clear overlays.|
|Using Crayola's coloring pages helped us to study the provinces in Canada. We are still studying the provinces until such time as I feel they can recall them all. It is part of a year long study on Canada.|
I now find myself in the depths of an even bigger project. Pulling off a new homeschool convention www.northernontariohsconvention.com is a labour of love. I want it to succeed and grow into a yearly event. It is shaping up nicely thanks mainly to the volunteers who are helping to nuture this endeavour.
As part of the convention we have decided to add a display area to showcase family projects of what homeschooling means to their families. Our family's submission is currently being worked on by myself while the kids work on lessons. When I finish my part they get to take over to see it through to completion. It has been a major distraction in the classroom as of late to see the next part I add to it. I can't share specifics just yet but will later on. Needless to say between housekeeping, project making, convention responsibilities, and life in general there is never a dull moment.
Ah yes also I have decided to start a special project with my daughter. Many years ago I found a blog post by another mom called 'Year of the Dollhouse'. In the post she described how she came up with the idea to spend the year working on a homemade dollhouse out of recycled goods with her daughter. Now she went on to say she made something new everyday. I am not sure how practical that will be for us in our daily shedule. But I would think we can attempt weekly at least. And I intend to include a mother/daughter journal in which I will write an account of the work done on it. On the opposing page my daughter can design aspects or keep her own notes of our progress. Which reminds me I am supposed to be getting my hands on cardboard for starting it this week. So I must away and get that done.